AquaPenn rinses, fills and caps PET bottles on a bloc system twice as fast as a former line, producing 1/2-L and 20-oz bottles of spring water. Improved bottle handling slashes downtime, resulting in a nearly 20% increase in efficiency.
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Zed Industries (Vandalia, OH) has developed the Model 15-RS-E six-station rotary blister sealer with a new package eject system. This employs a robotic arm to move blisters from the sealing area to an exit chute, eliminating the need for an operator.
With the introduction of new Trap-Print(TM) tape, Tara Tape (Fairless Hills, PA) has begun offering three printing options for its printed tapes: in-line, surface, and Trap-Print printing, where print is applied to the back of the tape, before it's coated with adhesive.
Autoprod (Clearwater, FL) will show its Flexotherm CIP cup filling system at the Jagenberg booth at interpack. The system fills preformed containers ranging in volume from 12 to 1겨 cc at speeds to 7꼀 cups/hr in a sterile air enclosure.
A new rectangular paperboard can, new graphics, new glass jars, even some product reformulation, are all part of a major remake for Lipton powdered iced tea mix. New Natural Brew line aims at ready-to-drink market.
Hayes Machine Co. (Marshall, MI) is offering literature on the Hayes 520 intermittent-motion cartoner. The machine requires only 45 sq' of floor space and is suited for food products, ice cream and frozen novelties, as well as personal and pharmaceutical items.
With quick identification in mind, Columbia Machine (Vancouver, WA) developed The Turnado palletizer infeed. Its unique design allows cases to be oriented in such a way that labels face outward on all sides of a palletized load.